In 2016, Christine’s dream of impacting the lives of children entered into a new phase when the event started benefiting Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana, an organization that grants wishes to local children with critical illnesses.
Since its inception in 1983, Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana has granted nearly 17,000 wishes to seriously ill children, including almost 10,000 wishes for kids in Ohio.
These are children battling cancer, heart problems, and a host of other tough challenges. They often live in a climate of “no” – no friends, no sports, no playing outside, etc. – but Make-A-Wish® says “yes” to something they deeply want. And that “yes” can have a profound impact on a child’s life and the lives of those around them.
A wish brings strength and joy to kids:
A wish reunites families:
A wish strengthens communities: